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Performing piety and Islamic modernity in a Turkish village

Ethnology46 (4) • Published In 2007 • Pages: 289-304

By: Hart, Kimberley.

Abstract
This article is another example illustrating the author's thesis of the dual nature--secular and sacred--of Turkish modernity (see documents nos. 21 and 22.) In this case, the author examines the religious practice of good deeds ([n]hayır[/n]) which villagers have adopted in an effort to reconcile increased prosperity from economic development and growing social inequality, with visions of the ideal egalitarian Islamic community.
Subjects
Acculturation and culture contact
Ethos
Gift giving
Community structure
Social control
Miscellaneous government activities
Theological systems
Religious experience
Prayers and sacrifices
culture
Turks
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
Middle East
Sub Region
Middle East
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Ian Skoggard; 2012
Coverage Date
1940-2008
Coverage Place
Öreselli village, Yuntdağ region, western Turkey
Notes
Kimberly Hart
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-304)
LCCN
64005713
LCSH
Turks